Lindsay Barney, Intern


Areas of Specialty:

  • Children and adolescents
  • Supporting IEP and 504 plans
  • Child development / developmental delays
  • Play Therapy
  • Social-emotional learning
  • Family counseling
  • Parenting groups and workshops

Life is about change, and change isn’t easy! Growing up, parenting, balancing life and expectations, are all challenging and I am honored to provide guidance during these hard times. I have a passion for building up and strengthening families and believe in the power of counseling to help heal things that are bent or broken. I am a firm believer in the human spirit, and its ability to heal and strengthen through adversity.

I have a love for children and adolescents and have worked with this population for over 16 years as a Special Education teacher, youth leader, and mother. I have a background in child development, social-emotional learning, and early intervention that helps me connect with children and parents on an empathetic level. I take a Positive Psychology approach by encouraging and teaching concepts of happiness, well-being, quality of life, and contentment. I encourage my clients to make themselves, their homes, and their communities a more meaningful place. I am currently completing a master’s degree in Counseling with a concentration in Trauma, Abuse, and Deprivation. I chose this field because I love the resilience, grit, and adaptability that children, adolescents, and families possess.

I have been married for 17 years to a cute surfer I met in Hawaii, and we have four rambunctious children and a wild dog. As a family we love to attend sporting events, play outside, and escape on family vacations. I believe that showing love, kindness, and acceptance are key elements to facilitating change – and it all starts in the home.

Contact Lindsay at (480) 668-8301 ext. 10195 or lbarney@familystrategies.org.

“It’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become.” – Dr. Seuss